Welcome to my website! I am a neuroscientist and grants manager at Brown University. In my current position, I facilitate grant proposal submission and award management for faculty, staff and student scientists in the Department of Neuroscience. In this position, I am doing the things I liked best about graduate school: helping other people do excellent science, and I am not doing the things I didn’t enjoy about being a scientist: sitting at a rig for hours on end. Use my contact page if you would like to talk about this career path.
I completed my Ph.D. in neuroscience at Brown University in May 2018. My research focused on sensory processing, and I worked in the lab of Carlos Aizenman. In particular, I developed the Xenopus laevis tadpole into a multi-level model for studying multisensory processing. For more information, check out my summary for a lay audience and my detailed explanations for other neuroscientists.
Beyond my dissertation research and work as a grants manager, I work hard to communicate science to a non-expert audience on campus, at conferences and online. I have spoken at Nerd Nite, and as co-host, I coach speakers, coordinate with the venue and advertise for each monthly event. In addition to Nerd Nite, I also participate in K-12 education initiatives through Brown’s neuroscience department and chapter of Graduate Women in Science and Engineering. I write and peer-edit for Friends of Joe’s Big Idea, a writing project for aspiring science writers. Most recently, I coordinated 6 hours of neuroscience outreach programming for Big Bang Science Waterfire.
I am also a member of the Extraordinary Rendition Band, an activist street band based in Providence, RI, and I am a eight-time Tough Mudder finisher.
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Image: Friday Harbor, Washington, where I spent 2 weeks at the Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain hosted by the Allen Brain Institute and the University of Washington.